M123004Chinese Language and Literature (Seminars)

Numbering Code G-LET11 7M123 SJ36 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Fri.3
Instructor name KIZU YUUKO (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Plays are a form of public entertainment that gained popularity in the Yuan period. They combine music, dialogue, and acting and have had a great influence on later Chinese colloquial novels. There are many examples of vernacular novels that are based on plays after the Song and Yuan dynasties. Now-a-days, it is common to find both novels and plays on the same subjects. In this class, students will gain an understanding of plays and novels that are based on the same subject and learn about the development of the colloquial Chinese language, and will also garner an understanding of the differences in characteristics and devices in the literary styles. In continuation with the first semester, we will read Y?xi?j? ("The Tale of the Gallant Hero") in this semester, which is based on Shu?h? Zhu?n ("Water Margin").
Course Goals Students will gain an understanding of the differences in the literary styles of novels and plays, learn the features of early-modern colloquial Chinese language while paying attention to the differences in the language modes adopted according to the literary styles, and learn to analyze their role in the history of the changes in the Chinese language. Texts will be translated to Japanese as well as modern Chinese, and this will help to deepen the understanding of the differences between colloquial Chinese in the Song-Yuan-Ming dynasties and the modern colloquial Chinese.
Schedule and Contents A few students will be asked to translate the content and this will be discussed with all the students to enhance reading comprehension.
*Students should sufficiently prepare beyond the parts that are their responsibility, and actively participate in discussions.
1. Discussion on the contents of the first semester
2-13. Reading comprehension of Shu?h? X?q?j? ("A Collection of Water Margin Plays")
14. Investigation of the relationship with the novel Shu?h? Zhu?n ("Water Margin")
15. Discussion on the contents of the investigation
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation will be based on class participation. For students who are not presenting, marks are assigned based on the content of the discussion and the overall preparation.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Instructions will be given during class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Introduced in class
References, etc. Introduced in class.
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